When I called back, it was Gorgeous’ teacher asking me to come and pick him up as he is covered in chicken pox. Except he’d already had it, all three of the older kids have. I didn't think you could get it twice, but looks like Gorgeous just got lucky. He had a very, very mild dose, with just a few spots whereas as his older siblings had a more serious bout.
At seven, he can tell me what is making him uncomfortable (his throat is sore) and he can agree when I ask him try his best not to itch the spots too much. But Darling is 21 months and has not had them yet. She trails around after her brother when she is not trying to push him around, so I have every expectation that she is going to get them too. My brothers daughter is three months younger and is just recovering from them and had a very tough week of being very miserable, uncomfortable, high temperatures and severe itching driving her crazy and keeping her awake all night. Both my poor brother and sister-in-law had a pretty nightmarish week off work losing sleep and stressing about her high temperature. So I am worried about her and keeping a close eye on her, but she is okay so far.